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once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts governor slammed the president on private sector job creation while continuing to grow the federal government. >> he's been talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attacking me day in, day out. attacking me doesn't get people back to work. >> reporter: meanwhile in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several campaign surrogates from the candidates' spouses to their vice presidential running mates spanned out from colorado to ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero as the neck and neck race there could be the deciding factor in who takes the white house. ohio has 18 electoral college votes and has picked the winner in 2
. a new fox news poll of the swing state of virginia shows the obama/biden team down two points. the democratic ticket won virginia in 2008, the first democratic ticket to do so since 1964. there he is, mark plotkin with us again tonight. the president behind a couple points in virginia. what do you make of that? >> well, virginia is basically a republican state and they've had a good series of victories. governor bob mcdonnell won in 2009. they won the lieutenant governorship, the attorney generalship, became even in the state and have overriding majorities in the statehouse and if is basically a republican state and the -- it is basically a republican state and the president is counting on the changing demographics in virginia and as you said, it was 40 years before they actually won a presidential contest in virginia. so it's an uphill battle. >> assuming we have significant dang from sandy, do you expect the candidates to -- damage from sandy, do you expect the candidates to head to those damaged areas because they have to be careful not to look like they're taking advantage
'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> as we enter the final weekend of the presidential race the candidates will not only be eyeing the polls, they'll be keeping a close eye on the redskins games because the redskins have historically been a reliable predictor who wins the white house. in 17 of the past 18 presidential elections, if the redskins win their final home game before voting, the incumbent party wins the white house. if the skins lose, the challenger goes on to win. the only time that did not hold true information 2004. the redskins are playing the carolina panthers who are awful, by the way, at home sunday. fox 5's lindsay murphy joins us with a preview of the game where the coach has almost been fired. the general manager is out of there. the panthers are a mess. >> you're saying it looks good for president obama? >> so say the historically speaking. i know all this just because the head coach ron rivera went to my high school. >> oh, cool. i was just thinking imagine if the bears are playing the redskins sunday. president obama would have to root for the bears bu
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